These are the final regular-season rankings for 2020. At 149, Pat Lugo’s pin over #6 Boo Lewallen propelled him up 2 spots to finish at #2. Wyatt Sheets (157) moved up 9 spots to #7 after his upset win over [now] #4 Kaleb Young. Lastly, at 197, West Virginia’s Noah Adams moves up 1 more spot to close out his undefeated regular season ranked #2.
Don’t forget that WrestleStat’s RPI rankings are now including the official coaches ranking, so all 3 of the major determining factors for Nationals/seeding is all reflected on a single page, RPI, Coaches Ranking, and winning percentage. Be sure to check those out!
I ALMOST forgot to post this this week!
In our final installment of weekend upsets, we have our shortest list of the season, but still some BIG upsets. The top 3 upsets were all major in my eyes.
First up, Rutgers #21 Jordan Pagano (197) beat #2 Patrick Brucki of Princeton. Then we had Oklahoma State’s #17 Wyatt Sheets (157) beat Iowa’s Kaleb Young last night. Then lastly, #8 Nino Bonaccorsi (Pitt) beat #3 Hunter Bolen of Virginia Tech.
We’ll have a 2 week break until conference tournaments. Don’t forget to get signed up for TourneyPool on March 1st!!!
Last week after the official Coaches Rankings was released, we made some enhancements to our RPI Rankings page. It now displays the WrestleStat RPI, Official Coaches Rankings, along with the Win% and records. This should give fans a one-stop-shop to look at the different criteria used for seeding come tournament time.
In tournament rankings this week, Princeton moved up another spot and is now in the top 5. The top 3 remain the same, with Iowa, Penn State, and then Ohio State. At number 4, Wisconsin slides up 1 spot from last week.
Individual rankings didn’t see too drastic of changes: Jacob Schwarm of UNI moved up 3 spots to #9 after his pin of Alex Mackall (Iowa State). At 141, Mitch McKee moved down 1 spot after getting upset by Max Murin, although Murin did not move up in the rankings, though his ELO rating definitely went up 10 points. Samuel Colbray moved up 8 spots to #9 after his big upset win over Bryce Steiert (UNI) last weekend.
If you want to see all of the weights in a single view, or if you want to share the rankings pages, try checking out the “One-Page-Ranking” here: One-Page-Rankings
Here’s the full list of rankings
Even though our list continues to get shorter, the magnitude of upsets is staying the same.
#45 Brandon Whitman of North Carolina knocked off #2 Ben Darmstadt, just a week after he knocked off Patrick Brucki.
#11 Max Murin received his best win of his career beating #6 Mitch McKee, and #22 Samuel Colbray beat #5 Bryce Steiert in there in-state battle.
Here’s our full list:
Our big news in rankings this week is the fact that Matthew Kolodzik has come out of his Olympic/Gray shirt status and is into the ranks at 149. He debuts at #3, behind #1 O’Connor, and #2 Sasso. He’s actually wrestled in two tournaments, and two duals this season and already has 10 matches on his resume, so not far off the 15-match minimum required to receive an RPI ranking.
We are nearing the end of the regular season, which means the RPI rankings are getting more and more interesting. Of all ten weights, there’s an average of only 1 or 2, per weight, for wrestlers in the top 15 that still down have their 15-match minimum requirement met.
The primary critique of the #TourneyPool fantasy system on WrestleStat the last few years has undoubtedly been the absence of minimum placement points.
The last few weeks, this has been my primary focus, and I’ve finally completed it. #TourneyPool WILL have minimum placement points this season!
As a result of having the minimum placement points, that means that WrestleStat now has the ability to keep track of the [team] leaderboard for the respective conference or National tournament. So, WrestleStat will have Team standings for conference* and National tournaments this season!
Here are some examples of what it’s going to look like. There will be the primary leaderboard displaying the team standings, as well as an overview of the leading point-getters per team:
At the right you can see the “View Summary” button, which will give a breakdown of the results for that specific team in the tournament, here’s what that will look like:
(Please ignore the completely inaccurate advancement, bonus, and placement values….this was just for testing).
Even though these leaderboards and summaries are a result of having the #TourneyPool fantasy system, the leaderboards will be available to EVERYONE on WrestleStat, you do NOT need to be in a #TourneyPool group just to see these.
We want these tournament leaderboards to be as easy and convenient as possible for the fans.
Thank you everyone, hope to see all of you sign up for #TourneyPool this year too….and it’s still FREE!
Here are all the upsets that occurred over the weekend: